Popular smartphone brand Realme plans to launch its electric scooter in India. It’s not surprising given that Realme’s biggest opponent, Xiaomi, already offers electric scooters in China, and Realme’s parent company, Oppo, recently launched its Carlink smart vehicle solution.
According to RushLane, Realme registered a trademark with the Indian regulator for “vehicles, apparatus for locomotion by land, air, or water” just a few months after launching its first smartphone in India. Realme entered the Indian smartphone market in 2018, indicating that the business has long had intentions for an EV. A trademark does not guarantee that the product will be released, but considering the rising demand for EVs, it would make sense for Realme to do so.
Xiaomi already provides a decent range of electric scooters (kick scooters) in China, but it does not sell them outside of the country. Realme’s parent company, Oppo, has also indicated that it intends to enter the car market, even if only through a connectivity app. Ola Electric just released its much-anticipated electric scooter (moped) in India, joining companies like Ather and TVS in offering EVs. Electric vehicles are also set to make a comeback for brands such as LML. Clearly, there is an increase in demand for EVs.